REMEMBERING A SISTER

 

The University of Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority held a memorial service to celebrate the life of its sister, Christiana Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting. More than 500 people attended the service at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. Photographed on assignment for The Daily Wildcat.

 
 Close friends of Christiana “Chrissy” Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting, cry as they watch a slideshow dedicated to Chrissy’s life at her memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017.

Close friends of Christiana “Chrissy” Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting, cry as they watch a slideshow dedicated to Chrissy’s life at her memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017.

 500 candles were lit in memory of Christiana Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting, during the memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. The sorority quickly ran out of candles as so many people attended the service.

500 candles were lit in memory of Christiana Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting, during the memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. The sorority quickly ran out of candles as so many people attended the service.

 Jessica Hopkins, Christiana Duarte’s best friend, speaks about Chrissy’s impact on her life and the tragedy in Las Vegas during the memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. “He [God] knew you were meant to be in my life, Chrissy, just like he knows you’ll watch over all of us,” Hopkins said. “Rest easy, my beautiful best friend. Every day I live without you is a sad day my heart will heave to bear. I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you Chrissy, I promise I won’t let them forget.”

Jessica Hopkins, Christiana Duarte’s best friend, speaks about Chrissy’s impact on her life and the tragedy in Las Vegas during the memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. “He [God] knew you were meant to be in my life, Chrissy, just like he knows you’ll watch over all of us,” Hopkins said. “Rest easy, my beautiful best friend. Every day I live without you is a sad day my heart will heave to bear. I’m sorry I couldn’t protect you Chrissy, I promise I won’t let them forget.”

 The UA community watches a slideshow made by close friends of Christiana Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting, at her memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. It’s estimated more than 500 people attended the service as the sorority ran out of candles to hand out.

The UA community watches a slideshow made by close friends of Christiana Duarte, who was killed in the Las Vegas shooting, at her memorial service hosted by the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at Greek Heritage Park, Oct. 10, 2017. It’s estimated more than 500 people attended the service as the sorority ran out of candles to hand out.

 After losing a sister, Christiana Duarte, in the Las Vegas shooting, the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority received hundreds of flower bouquets and messages of support. “We were all very overwhelmed with the amount of support we received,” said Sigma Kappa Sorority President Kayley Schiffler.

After losing a sister, Christiana Duarte, in the Las Vegas shooting, the Arizona Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority received hundreds of flower bouquets and messages of support. “We were all very overwhelmed with the amount of support we received,” said Sigma Kappa Sorority President Kayley Schiffler.